Academic Program in Japan

flag japan 800.png 375Dates and Costs

  • Duration
    • 10 months (academic year)
  • Start dates
    • August 
  • Cost*
    • $8,500 (academic year)


  • Two years of Japanese language study preferred
  • Between the ages of 15 and 18 (cannot turn 19 during program)
  • Currently enrolled in a U.S. high school
  • GPA of a C+ or better
  • Mature and responsible

Application Deadline

  • December 10

What's Included?

  • Student selection interview
  • Guidance through visa process
  • Selection and preparation of host family
  • Japanese high school enrollment
  • U.S. pre-departure orientation
  • Arrival orientation session in Tokyo
  • Domestic transportation fees to and from host family at beginning and end of program and mid-year meeting
  • Medical insurance
  • Local support and progress reports
  • 24-hour emergency support

What's Not Included?

  • International and local airfare
  • Travel insurance and Japanese National Health Insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • School fees (textbooks, lunch, etc.)
  • Personal expenses, souvenirs, incidentals
  • Transportation to and from school
  • Phone cards or cell phone

How Does It Work?

  • Compile application packet as directed
  • After application materials received and reviewed, student interview arranged
  • Upon acceptance, student submits partner organization application
  • Application packet sent abroad for final acceptance by partner organization
  • Student matched with host family and school
  • Student guided through visa process
  • Details of exact host family, school, and community shared with student
  • Correspondence between student and host family begins
  • Pre-departure orientation session in the U.S.
  • Arrival orientation in Japan

Next Steps


Call us at 800.555.6211 or send us a message

*Prices are subject to change.